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3 Ways to Engage Your Viewer; Lawyer Video Marketing Founder Gerry Oginski Explains

shake handsWhat’s your goal with your video?

Do you want to BRAND yourself or your law firm?

Do you want to generate publicity?

Do you want to be seen as an expert?

Do you want to use it to drive potential clients to you now?

If you don’t have a strategy, you might as well not bother creating video.

My favorite technique is to use these great educational videos as a direct response mechanism.

I want a viewer to take action NOW.

Not later.

I need to be able to track the effectiveness of each video.

Did my video generate views?

Did my video generate calls?

Did my video generate valid cases?

Did my video generate profit from a valid case?

That’s my strategy.

One of the best ways to get a viewer to call is to engage them.

It’s to get into the viewer’s mind about what’s going on with them now.

It’s about understanding what troubles them.

Here are 3 simple ways to engage your viewer with your legal marketing video:

  1. Ask a question.
  2. Ask another question.
  3. Tell the viewer what to do if they need answers to their questions.

You should know that this doesn’t guarantee anything.

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Testimonials

Gerry, I've read your book and watched at least 100 of your videos, and follow your blog, so "I feel like I know you already!".

I wanted to introduce myself, I work for an attorney, David Aylor, in the Charleston, SC area. I do all his in house marketing, and most recently have focused on video marketing, using your approach.

We started exploring the strategy last July, started filming by September, and published the first video to YouTube Nov. 1. I am now publishing 2 videos per week and the response had been great.

I want to share with you how we have be utilizing the material on Facebook, to build a community of "friends" of the law firm. These are previous clients, referral sources, friends of the staff, other attorneys, new media (radio, TV, and print) as well as other prominent folks in the community.

I really was against the idea of Facebook marketing at first (because I think there's alot of hacks and snake oil salesmen in the "social media/SEO marketing" world). But I was very wrong, the content we are creating is being liked, shared, and commented on, and Facebook's strong community platform (and it's EdgeRank algorithm) is giving us a great way to keep our "inner circle" close to the office, and relevant in the minds of them and their friends.

This was the first video we posted to Facebook-
"Can My Facebook Profile Be Used As Evidence In Court?"
95 likes, 25 comments, 27 shares
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151129347056196&set=vb.183306715043094&type=3

The local NBC anchor actually saw it in his Facebook feed from a friend sharing it, and interviewed David Aylor for a 6 o'clock news story on Social Media and Privacy in the legal system. (you can see here if you'd like http://bit.ly/VyALj4)

I would love to show you more about how I'm strategizing these videos for YouTube use as well as Facebook now. I think there are definitely some areas of practice and law firms that it wouldn't work for, but I'm sure there are a bunch that would benefit from it.

Thanks for all you do, and I hope I get the pleasure of meeting you soon!

David Haskins